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Thursday 3 November 2011

steampunk tag with perspiration and inspiration!!!!!

Hey there bloggers,
well it has been a real grey day today, so excuse the light on the photos which is a bit strange!!!
so the theme over at dragonsdream is steampunk for challenge #103,
so here he is:
I started by making the background of the tag using a Tim mask and various DI (weathered wood, tea dye, frayed burlap and walnut stain).I kept moving the mask and over inking to create a mixed cog background, which I was rather chuffed with.
The elements are from Tim and creative expressions and were inked in black soot onto card pre coloured with DI.
 I used a quote as the focus and this quote is too fab not to be the focus...it makes me smile!
I added some metal gears, spinner and bulb, all Tim's ideaology to give that steampunk feel.
The ribbon was coloured in the same DI..

I have  missed joining in at dragonsdream, so hop across and have ago..

I am entering this for the following challenges:
#103 steampunk @ http://dragon-dragonsdream.blogspot.com/
distressing @ http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/
masculine @ http://stampsruschallenges.blogspot.com/
lanterns or lights @ (lightbulb) @ http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.com/
spooled item, i.e. ribbon and anything goes @ http://ribboncarouselchallenge.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by, share the love and leave a comment!
have an inky day!
hugs trace x


  1. Hi Trace!

    I think the light is just perfect to show the beauty of your tag! ;) I love steampunk and your project is AMAZING!


    Thanks for playing along with us at FTC! We would love to see you next time again!

  2. Amazing tag wow!!!!Thanks for playing along with us at the Ribbon Carousel

  3. Fantastic steampunk tag, wonderful background and all these little gears and bulbs are fabulous. Thanks for dreaming with us on TIO this week.

  4. Hello your tag is great. A beautiful vintage design.
    Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

  5. What a gorgeous tag! I love the nuts and bolts. Thanks for dreaming with us at TIO.

  6. Fantastic tag! Thanks for playing at The Ribbon Carousel!!

  7. That´s such a fabulous tag! I love all the little details! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  8. Great work!
    Thanks for playing at the Ribbon Carousel!

  9. Love the Vintagey look Trace! Another amazing work of art! Go girl, you are getting your mojo back I can see! Judy x

  10. Love it. Lots of interest. Thanks for joining us this week on the TIO challenge.
    Wanda xx

  11. Love that background!
    Am about to experiment with Tim's techniques myself!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    You have a new Follower in this possum.

  12. Great tag. Love the images and the step by step progression of its making.

  13. Tim would be proud! I love the colors, elements and the pure masculinity of it all. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your tag with us at Stamps R Us.
    Jo xx

  14. Great tag, the colours are just perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at Dragons Dream TIO this week. Elizabeth x

  15. This is a fantastic work. I love it.
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
    xx Sandra


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